Showing posts with label American fashion. Show all posts
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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Ladies After Dinner, 1866

Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart;
My silent heart, lie still and break:
Life, and the world, and mine own self, are changed
For a dream's sake.
Christina Rossetti

And, at such a time, for a few of us there will always be a tugging
at the heart — knowing a precious moment had gone and we not there.
We can ask and ask but we can’t have again what once seemed ours for ever
— the way things looked, that church alone in the fields,
a bed on belfry floor, a remembered voice, a loved face.
They’ve gone and you can only wait for the pain to pass.
J.L. Carr, A Month in the Country

Printable vintage fashion illustration from an 1866 issue of Peterson's showing a gathering of five Victorian ladies in the drawing room after dinner. One of the ladies is sitting by the window looking melancholy, causing another lady (possibly a relative or close friend) to look at her with some concern.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Winter Fashions, 1866

Winter teetered on the verge of succumbing to the returning sun,
but today the breeze still preferred the touch of snowflakes.
Rue, An Average Curse

One can follow the sun, of course,
but I have always thought that it is best to know some winter, too,
so that the summer, when it arrives, is the more gratefully received.
Beatriz Williams, Along the Infinite Sea

Printable vintage fashion illustration from an 1866 issue of Peterson's showing a gathering of four ladies in a variety of winter fashions. Two of the ladies on the far left are looking outside the window at a group of boys rowdily playing on the ice in the front yard. A young girl in an embroidered black and white outfit is cuddling a puppy in her arms as the puppy's mama looks up at them in concern.

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Printable Antique Fashion Illustration: Victorian Lady in Head Dress of Gros Grain Ribbon, 1873

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears,
for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
I was better after I had cried, than before
― more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

The point of life isn't to avoid pain. The point of life is to be alive!
To feel things. That means the good and the bad. There'll be pain.
But also joy, and friendship and love. And it's worth it, believe me.
John Stephens, The Fire Chronicle

A fashion history illustration of a Victorian lady wearing a head dress of gros grain ribbon; scanned from my collection of antique Harper's Bazar magazines. Originally published in 1873.

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Free Printable Fashion History Card for Collage, Journaling, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Hats for Young Ladies, 1872 (Set 1)

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself,
"I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along."
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Three fashion history illustrations of young Victorian ladies in fancy hats for winter; scanned from my copy of the January 6, 1872 issue of Harper's Bazar.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking or Wall Art:

She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things
could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people...
Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One

An antique fashion history illustration from an 1866 issue of Peterson's showing a group of four ladies, wearing shades of brown, blue and gray, standing in a beautifully landscaped front garden leading to a plantation house in the background.

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Free Printable Fashion History Card for Collage, Journaling, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: The Josephine Evening Dress, 1872

It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.
Lemony Snicket

A fashion history illustration of the Josephine evening dress; scanned from my copy of the December 28, 1872 issue of Harper's Bazar. The description of the costume reads:

"This tasteful dress for balls and receptions is of white Chambery gauze. The demi-trained skirt is of white silk, trimmed about the knee with puffs of white gauze furnished by a ruffle. The long plain over-skirt is not looped; its trimmings is a flounce arranged in fluted box-pleats, each pleat being gathered an inch below the top. The Josephine corsage, without points or basque, has a square bertha of gauze puffs. Grape clusters with embrowned leaves on the left shoulder and in front of the corsage; a garland of grapes and foliage is on each side of the upper skirt. A scarf-sash of rose-colored China crape is knotted loosely on the side. The hair is arranged in a Josephine coiffure. Coral and gold jewelry."

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Journaling, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Gilded Age Hairdressing Styles by W.J. Barker, 1875

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

Two different Gilded Age hairstyles from Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine from 1875. These styles were designed by W.J. Barker located at 36, Twenty-Ninth Street (four doors west of Broadway) in New York City.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Journaling, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Portrait of a Victorian Lady in Evening Head-Dress of Wild Roses and Berries

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride
and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
Shannon L. Alder

A vintage fashion illustration from November 9, 1872 showing a Victorian lady wearing an evening head-dress. This head-dress consists of a spray of wild roses and berries, with a long drooping vine and a coloured ostrich feather drooping over the front waved hair. Original engraving is from my personal collection of antique Harper's Bazar magazines.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies at the Art Gallery, 1875

Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness.
It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind.
As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.
John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

A fashion history illustration from an 1875 issue of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine. The colour plate show two Victorian ladies looking at paintings hung on the wall of what appears to be a very busy museum or art gallery.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies in Travel Costumes 1 (1872)

Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses
and dreams without traveling.
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

A vintage fashion illustration from 1872 showing a trio of Victorian ladies in travel costumes. Original engraving is from my personal collection of antique Harper's Bazar magazines.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies at the Booksellers or Library, 1875

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

A fashion history illustration from an 1875 issue of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine. The colour plate show two Victorian ladies browsing for books in a well-stocked bookshop or a lending library.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustrations for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Lady in a Knitted Hood, 1872

Every style is a means of insisting on something.
Susan Sontag

Two antique fashion history illustrations from an 1872 issue of Harper's Bazar. The two drawings show a Victorian lady with a knitted hood worn two ways; on the left, the hood is worn as a fichu (shawl), and on the right, the hood is worn as a head covering.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustrations for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies in Fall Walking Costumes (Part 2), 1875

I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress and opens up your eyes to a whole new world.
Claudette Dudley

Vintage fashion history illustrations featuring two Victorian ladies in walking dresses for fall. From an 1875 issue of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustrations for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies in Fall Walking Costumes (Part 1), 1875

Take a walk outside ― it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind.
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Vintage fashion history illustrations featuring two Victorian ladies in walking dresses for fall. From an 1875 issue of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine.

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Free Printable Fashion History Catalog Page for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Hats (P119), 1910

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Page 119 from a vintage fashion catalog issued by the National Cloak & Suit Company located in New York City. It features a variety of fancy straw hats for the warmer weather. These fashionable millinery creations were sold in 1910 and are all reasonably priced at $3.98!

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Preparing for a Summer Party, 1867

It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.
Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

An antique fashion history illustration from an 1867 issue of Peterson's showing a group of ladies, and a young boy, making preparations for a summer ball.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustrations for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Écru Pongee Walking Suit, 1872

Vintage fashion history illustration showing the front and back views of an écru pongee walking suit from June 1872. Here is a brief description as it was originally published:

This écru pongee suit consists of a skirt and polonaise. The skirt is trimmed with a kilt-pleated and a gathered ruffle of the material.The trimming for the polonaise consists of kilt-pleated écru pongee ruffles and bias strips of black velvet. Straw round hat, trimmed with velvet, feathers, and flowers. Original illustration is from my personal collection of antique Harper's Bazar magazines.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Victorian Ladies in a Bridal Party, 1867

Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall;
ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.
Fawn Weaver

An antique fashion history illustration from an 1867 issue of Peterson's showing a young bride previewing an ivory wedding dress for her bridal party before the wedding.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Lady Travelers at a Train Station 1 (1872)

Travel is such a wonderful experience!
Especially when you forget you are traveling.
Then you will enjoy whatever you see and do.
Those who look into themselves when they travel will not think about what they see.
In fact, there is no distinction between the viewer and the seen.
You experience everything with the totality of yourself,
so that every blade of grass, every mountain, every lake is alive and is a part of you.
When there is no division between you and what is other,
this is the ultimate experience of traveling.
Liezi, Lieh-tzu, A Taoist Guide to Practical Living

A vintage fashion illustration from 1872 showing a group of Victorian ladies at the train station. The veiled lady buying tickets at the booth seems to be nursing an injury to her left wrist.

From left to right, the costumes are: (1) a fawn-colored delaine dress; (2) a gray pongee dress with dark gray mantelet; (3) a black gros grain suit; (4) a brown serge dress with paletot; and (5) a gray poplin suit with cape. Original illustration is from my personal collection of antique Harper's Bazar magazines.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustrations for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Straw and Neapolitan Hats for Summer, 1872

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

A collection of straw and Neapolitan hat designs for summer of 1872. From my personal collection of antique Harper's Bazar magazines.

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